A latest report from a Japanese blog Mac Otakara claims that multiple sources within the Apple’s supply chain suggest that the iPhone 8 won’t hit the shelves until October or even November. On that release date, it will be initially be available in limited quantities when it does.
The iPhone 8 is reportedly going to be launched alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, which will be Cupertino-headquartered tech giant’s usual refreshes of last year’s device models. The tenth anniversary iPhone, on the other hand, is speculated to feature an complete redesign with things such as an edge-to-edge organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen display, a first for the world’s most valuable company’s smartphones.
The edge-to-edge OLED displays are different and is much better from the liquid crystal (LCD) screen panels for a number of senses, like power efficiency and color accuracy as well as saturation. However, on a technical level, the biggest difference is that the OLED don’t rely on a backlit panel, and it light up pixels individually.
With all that being said, it only mean that if something is black, the pixel won’t be lighting up, which might be the reason why Apple is reportedly considering using black bezels on the much-awaited iPhone 8. The rumored 5.8-inch OLED display should cover almost the entire front panel of the iPhone 8. Additionally, for design purposes, the company might want to use a black bezel to give the illusion of a truly full-display front panel.
As far as biometric authentications is your concern, it seems increasingly unlikely that the company will manage to put the Touch ID fingerprint scanner under the smartphone’s screen display, as it has been speculated in the recent days. Mac Otakara’s sources claims that Apple may be going all in with the 3D face-scanning technology, enabled by a 3D-sensing camera sensors.
“There is a high possibility that the advanced technology, which the report dubs Face ID,’ will see release this fall,” the report reads.
“Apple will augment facial recognition with iris authentication hardware, to be located next to the FaceTime camera,” it added.